Today at work


Trimming a narrow lane which is a popular rat run, something moved under the ivy as I went down the first run.
Couldn‘t risk leaving it as gravity was bound to win at some point, so managed to manoeuvre the head under it. Main concern was if it was too heavy for the McConnell:
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And before you say anything @Steevo, yes, I was nearly stumped!
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Looks like you quickly got to the root of the problem!

Glad you spruced the place up and didn’t leaf it where it was. 😆
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Outwintering in an old quarry. That's the setup I want. This one still used though? Will you bring in for calving or whole job on the hill?
I tend to use the quarry do my digging jobs in summer when cows out and days are long , I try and finish digger work by October and leave the quarry square and tidy for wintering the cows in, they are not due until may so I will just calve them where they are and move them onto fresh land after calving give that bit a rest , it’s so cheap and easy it’s great I fully recommend it but these Herefords are especially suited to our wintering they so tough .

Get ready for pest monitoring, advises PGRO

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and...